I know you missed us over our mini-break, but just so you know we took that time and rearranged some things. As you can see we have a completely different line-up. I am now on Wednesday, whoop whoop!! Not only do I have a new day, but I also am changing up my blogging style. I am going to focus more on advice, tips, and true stories. Yes, this means audience participation is a must. I want to hear your stories, questions, anything you got, no matter how embarrassing they are.
The Following are my top 10 DO IT./DON'T DO IT GIRL guest etiquette tips.
1- Arriving late...DON'T DO IT GIRL... Yes, yes fashionably late is a must in social situations, everyone wants to make an entrance...however weddings are a no-no. Be on time, actually, arrive at least 10 minutes early so you can be seated and settled long before the bride walks down the aisle.
6- Dance before the first dance... DON'T DO IT GIRL. It's ok to sway back and forth during cocktail hour, but do not, under any circumstances, set foot on that dance floor until after the first, father/daughter, mother/son dances. I KNOW, I KNOW, you are an AMAZING dancer. But it will be super awkward and embarrassing if you show your sweet moves off before the Bride & Groom.
7- Buy a gift from the registry... DO IT GIRL. Make sure you purchase a gift from the Bride & Groom's registry. They didn't spend all that time picking out items they need just so you can buy them a monkey cookie jar because you think it's funny.
8- Speak to the Bride & Groom at the reception...DO IT GIRL. I know you are probably thinking this is a no brainer right? WRONG, believe it or not I have known people to go to weddings and not speak to the bride or groom. Crazy right? Although they are running around trying to chat with everyone, make sure by the end of the night you congratulate them.
9- Drink in Moderation....DO IT GIRL. Most receptions provide alcohol, just remember, you are there to celebrate with the bride & groom not embarrass yourself. And I should also ad...make sure your date drinks in moderation too. TRUE STORY: A friend of mine brought a date to a wedding...by the end of the night he was standing up on a table without a shirt on trying to jump onto a chair that was a good 10 feet away...he was big, sweaty, drunk , and inappropriate...NEVER cute, especially at a wedding reception.
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10- Wear White do a Wedding...DON'T DO IT GIRL. So white is your favorite color, and it compliments your skin tone so well, and just looks so good on you...You know who else looks good in white? THE BRIDE. Surely you must own something else. Wedding trends change every year, but this one is set in stone ladies. Red is another color you should not wear to a wedding. Rumor has it, wearing red indicates you have "hooked up" with the groom. It's been said, black is too morbid and should be for funerals not weddings, I say DO IT GIRL. Black has become acceptable for weddings, it is very elegant and classy, you can never go wrong with this choice.
If you have any questions, comments, or stories please ask, post, share, email, whatever. I would love to hear your stories of a DO IT/ DON'T DO IT GIRL moment. Hope you all have a FABULOUS week.